Schefflera Arboricola - PiccoloSchefflera arboricola
[ Pot Size: 4'' | Height: 10" - 14" ]
Schefflera Arboricola, or the Umbrella Plant, is a small evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptical leaflets arranged in a circle on each leafstalk—much like the ribs and shaft of an umbrella. While the Umbrella Plant can reach up to 25 feet tall in its native habitat, it will rarely exceed 5 feet when grown as a houseplant. Umbrella plants respond well to pruning, so the desired size can be easily maintained. An easy-to-grow, no-fuss foliage plant, the Umbrella Plant is a great addition to spaces with bright sunlight.
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- Geographic Origin: Taiwan & Hainan
- Features: Low Maintenance
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Great For: Bright Sunlight
Plant Care Guide
Bright, indirect sunlight is best. A few hours of direct morning sun is okay.
About once every 10-14 days. Allow soil to mostly dry out—but not completely. Water less often in winter. Mist leaves often to maintain high humidity.
Level of Care
Easy! Just make sure the plant is in bright, indirect sunlight and don't overwater.
Scheffleras remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed with a mild liquid, indoor plant fertilizer about 1-2 times a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.
Prefers warm conditions above 60°F. Keep away from drafty windows and air conditioners.
A peaty All-Purpose potting soil works best. Prolong repotting to control plant growth.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune damaged or yellow leaves by cutting to the leaf node. Trimming new growth will reduce height and control shape, making plant bushier. To propagate, plant a leafstalk with leaves in soil.
Sorry! Plant contains very sharp calcium oxalate crystals that, when eaten, cause mouth and digestion irritation.